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What is a Photo facial?

Also known as Laser Skin Rejuvenation, a Photo facial is a new type of skin treatment that uses various devices emitting light to treat skin problems like discoloration, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, pores as well as rosacea and blemishes.

A photo facial is a quick treatment and is often regarded as an advanced form of regular facials. It is a treatment that typically takes around 30 to 40 minutes and is used to stimulate the production of collagen in the skin, thereby giving a person a more youthful skin and appearance. Photo facials are an excellent treatment option for people who wish to treat their acne scars, wrinkles, and discoloration in the skin. Furthermore, the treatment is an outpatient procedure, with a quick recovery time and lasting results.

Why are photo facials done?

Typically, photo facials are done to treat the issues of blemishes and pigmentation on the skin. However, they are also used to treat the following skin conditions:

  • Rosacea
  • Sunspots or sun damage
  • Broken capillaries or blood vessels
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Freckles
  • Spider veins
  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Acne scars

Furthermore, this treatment is also done to correct any flaws in the skin for aesthetic reasons. Since a photo facial is a virtually painless procedure and can be done relatively quickly, people choose to get this done to treat common ailments of the skin. Additionally, since a photo facial helps to boost collagen production, it is also a great way to minimize any signs of aging.

Types of Photo facials

Photo facial is a skin treatment that uses light to stimulate collagen and treat the appearance of fine lines, blemishes, and other issues of the skin. There are many types of photo facials available in the market. However, some of the most popular ones include the following:


Amongst the most popular photo facial treatments, the IPL photo facial uses Intense-Pulsed Light to treat skin concerns. An IPL photo facial is excellent for those suffering from severe skin problems like age spots and hyperpigmentation. It can also treat other concerns, including broken capillaries, spider veins, and even wrinkles.

In this treatment, the doctor uses devices that emit intense light pulses on the skin, which get absorbed deep into the layers of the skin and stimulate collagen production. An IPL photo facial is a great option for getting instant glowing skin since it can treat multiple issues at once and has a primary goal of skin rejuvenation.


Also commonly referred to as a Non-IPL Photo facial or Light Therapy, this type of photo facial uses Light-Emitting to treat minor skin issues. Since these lights only affect the outer layer of the epidermis, they are the best options for issues like wrinkles, acne marks, or minor blemishes.

This treatment works great for those who have sensitive skin. An LED photo facial is a painless and relaxing procedure, where one may experience a small cool spectrum of light on their skin, leaving it more youthful, hydrated. one should take care of the patient’s safety and ensure that no additional damage is done to the skin. Additionally, an LED Photo facial requires multiple sittings to restore the facial tissues and tighten the skin.

How does it Work?

Both IPL, as well as LED photo facials, use light-emitting devices to treat skin conditions. In both of these treatments, light pulses get absorbed into the skin. However, since an IPL photo facial is more intense than an LED photo facial, the light pulses in this treatment get absorbed more deeply into the skin.

In an IPL photo facial, the light pulses are absorbed by the red blood cells and the melanin present in the skin. This is done to damage the areas intentionally so that the damaged melanin reduces hyperpigmentation.

In contrast, an LED photo facial depends on which color light is used during the treatment. While the green light works on hyperpigmentation, freckles, and age spots, the blue light works on acne, acne scars, and blemishes. The amber light in an LED photo facial is great for red spots and spider veins, while the red light helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Benefits of Photo facials

Some of the significant benefits of photo facials are as follows:

  • They can help to repair the broken blood vessels or capillaries. A photo facial can help a person to clear their skin by treating the visible blood vessels and other irregularities.
  • Photo facials can also help to control severe acne and treat acne scars, large pores, and even inflammation.
  • Photo facials are great to reduce any signs of aging, including wrinkles, sunspots, and fine lines by boosting collagen production and improving the overall texture of the skin.
  • Photo facials are quick and easy skin treatments, which do not consume a lot of time and offer a quick post-treatment recovery to the patient. Most photo facials take anywhere between 15 to 30 minutes to complete.
  • A photo facial also helps to reduce the redness in the skin, in addition to treating skin concerns like sun damage and rosacea.

Are There Any Downsides to Photorejuvenation?

Though the IPL photofacial’s ability to target melanin is useful for many applications, it presents a challenge for tanned patients and those with naturally dark skin. When applied to darker skin, light therapies can cause skin lightening or hyperpigmentation. Patients with tanned skin, dark skin, or melasma should consider having a chemical peel instead of photorejuvenation. If you’re concerned about the downtime associated with chemical peels, our specialists can use a mild peel formula to ensure rapid, painless healing.

People with certain skin conditions, like eczema and psoriasis, may not be good candidates for intense pulsed light therapy. Patients with these conditions should choose skin treatments that won’t cause any inflammation, like our comprehensive facial. IPL treatment is not recommended for use on pregnant women or people with chronic health conditions.

Finally, if you’re interested in Photofacial, you should know that Photofacial with IPL may grow back more quickly than hair removed with a targeted laser. However, IPL hair removal produces little pain or irritation during treatment, so it remains an appealing option for pain-sensitive patients. IPL treatments can also be safely repeated (as necessary) to keep unwanted hair growth at bay.

Talk to Us About Photorejuvenation

Having an IPL photofacial can give you your glow back – without significant discomfort, downtime, or expense. If you think you might be a good candidate for this procedure, our team of board-certified plastic surgeons can give you the guidance you need to make the right choice. Contact Celestee Skin Laser and Hair Clinic consultation today.


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